Who is Conrad Potter AikenConrad Potter Aiken (August 5, 1889 – August 17, 1973) was an American writer and poet, honored with a Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Award, and was United States Poet Laureate from 1950 to 1952. His published works include poetry, short stories, novels, literary criticism, a play, and an autobiography.
Aiken was the eldest son of William Ford and Anna (Potter) Aiken. In Savannah, Aiken's father became a respected physician and eye surgeon, while his mother was the daughter of a prominent Massachusetts Unitarian minister. On February 27, 1901, Dr. Aiken murdered his wife and then committed suicide. According to his autobiography, Ushant, Aiken, then 11 years old, heard the two gunshots and discovered the bodies immediatel...
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Conrad Potter Aiken Poems
- The House Of Dust - Part Iv - Complete
'This envelope you say has something in it
Which once belonged to your dead son, or something ...
- The House Of Dust - Part Iii - Complete
As evening falls,
And the yellow lights leap one by one ...
- The House Of Dust - Part Ii - Complete
The round red sun heaves darkly out of the sea.
The walls and towers are warmed and gleam. ...
- The House Of Dust - Part I - Complete
The sun goes down in a cold pale flare of light.
The trees grow dark: the shadows lean to the east: ...
- Senlin, A Biography: Part 03: His Cloudy Destiny - 03
Senlin stood before us in the sunlight,
And laughed, and walked away.
Did no one see him leaving the doors of the city,
Looking behind him, as if he wished to stay? ...
Top 10 most used topics by Conrad Potter AikenLight 80 White 74 Dark 72 Music 70 Dust 67 Sea 67 Long 66 Rain 64 Wind 62 Blue 62
Conrad Potter Aiken Quotes
Comments about Conrad Potter AikenPlatospupil: when the tree bares, the music of it changes: hard and keen is the sound, long and mournful; pale are the poplar boughs in the evening light above my house, against a slate-cold cloud. –conrad potter aiken (1889–1973)
Soriverlibrary: birthday of conrad aiken conrad potter aiken was an american writer and poet, honored with a pulitzer prize, a national book award, and was u.s. poet laureate from 1950-2. august 5, 1889, savannah, ga
Yogiscottl: "the sunshine of life is made up of very little beams, that are bright all the time." ~ conrad potter aiken
Sounznz: a poem by conrad potter aiken provides the tragic text for gabriel khor’s ‘zudora’, a setting for soprano and piano. the composer accompanies soprano emma cronshaw-hunt in this resound film from the 2018 lilburn trust nzsm composers competition. emma was…
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